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My GFR for my last 3 lab readings has been 57 or <60. Could this be due to dehydration? If it was one lab I wouldn't worry. I stopped taking nsaid s.

My GFR for my last 3 lab readings has been 57 or <60. Could this be due to dehydration? If it was one lab I wouldn't worry. I stopped taking nsaid s.

Low GFR: My question to is, did you stop the nsaid's before or after your egfr results? If you stopped them after these results were in, repeat your egfr and I suspect it would be higher. Remember, the "e" in egfr is "estimated". To get you actual GFR go to a nehprologist (n) to have 24 hour urine collection for creatinine clearance which will give you your actual gfr. If your egfr's low, see a n. ...Read more

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I thought I was having a tia, but CT came back clean. Labs show hi gluc, low mpv, and albumin (gfr 91 ml/m). Autoimmune? Dehydration? 27wm

I thought I was having a tia, but CT came back clean. Labs show hi gluc, low mpv, and albumin (gfr 91 ml/m). Autoimmune? Dehydration? 27wm

CT doesn't show TIAs: It doesn't even show strokes unless large or post acute stage. But, in you age a TIA is rare anyways. Hi glucose means diabetes. If you have had it for 10-15 years, then TIA remains on the list. Kidney function is little low for your age. Gfr should be above 110. Albumin, if in urine suggests long years of diabetes, among others. Autoimmune should be tested but is not very likely, tho possible. ...Read more

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My husband is in transplant renal failure GFR 17 creatinine 340 due to sickness and diarrhoea bug he is in hospital creatinine 900 dehydrated.

My husband is in transplant renal failure GFR 17 creatinine 340 due to sickness and diarrhoea bug he is in hospital creatinine 900 dehydrated.

Outcome may be ok: Transplanted kidneys are particularly vulnerable to injury from dehydration and acute infection, which is the situation you have described. The best chance of a good outcome is definitive management in a hospital (which is being done), intravenous fluids, frequent measurement of the immunosuppressant drug levels, and treatment of any infection. Recovery of baseline kidney function often occurs. ...Read more

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Can creatinine levels become high because of dehydration?

Can creatinine levels become high because of dehydration?

Co-tango usually: The BUN is usually 10 times the creatinine. When the creatinine goes up, the BUN goes up similarly to roughly keep this proportion, in most kidney disease states.

The notable exception is when the creatinine goes up say by 20% to 1.2, but the BUN goes up *5 to 50. This strongly suggests a pre-renal state, commonly dehydration.

Mild elevations of BUN with normal creatinines aren't of concern. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between dehydration and high creatine levels?

Is there a connection between dehydration and high creatine levels?

Increased creatinine: Patients with dehydration can have an elevated creatinine (c) level. Usually, patients with dehydration also has an elevated sodium (na), chloride (cl) level and blood urea nitrogen (BUN) in their blood test results.

A history of working in warm weather and not having enough oral intake of fluids can give a person elevated creatinine levels.

Adequate fluid intake is needed to cure dehydration. ...Read more

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How to treat dehydration and high creatine levels?

How to treat dehydration and high creatine levels?

Dehydration: Dehydration is treated with fluids, which can given either by mouth or intravenously, depending on how dehydrated the patient is. How low one's creatinine (c) falls after hydration depends on what the person's baseline c was. Normally, the greater the serum sodium and creatinine are the greater the percentage fall in both after fluids are given. If dehydration is severe, a person is hospitalized. ...Read more

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Can dehydration cause high levels of B12 in blood?

Can dehydration cause high levels of B12 in blood?

No: Chronic myelogeneous leukemia, promyelocytic leukemia, polycythemia vera and also the hypereosinophilic syndrome can result in elevated levels of B12 mostly from increased production of haptocorrin.
In addition, because the liver stores b12, liver diseases such as acute hepatitis, cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma and metastatic liver disease can also cause a rise in serum b12. ...Read more

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If your creatinine level becomes 1.7 because of high uric acid and gout and also because of dehydration. What should you do?

If your creatinine level becomes 1.7 because of high uric acid and gout and also because of dehydration. What should you do?

See details: I agree that kidney impairment with gout occurs after many years of uncontrolled disease. However, if you have gout you need to be on Allopurinol and just not colchicine. You must lower your serum uric acid under 6 mg/dl to prevent kidney stones, loss of kidney function, joint damage and other issues related to gout. ...Read more

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34 y/o female. CA level 11.5, vit D. 20. 4 mos ago, PTH was 14 and CA 10.1. Haven't felt well for months. Could high calcium be a fluke (dehydration)?

34 y/o female. CA level 11.5, vit D. 20. 4 mos ago, PTH was 14 and CA 10.1. Haven't felt well for months. Could high calcium be a fluke (dehydration)?

I would be most: Suspicious of the low vitamin D level. The PTH (normal range considered to be 10-65 pg/ml or ng/L) seems to be about right for the modestly elevated initial calcium level. But if that calcium level was really the result of dehydration (which could be the explanation) then a PTH of 14 is a little low and hypoparathyroidism might be considered. Consider further investigation and vitamin D supplement ...Read more

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Can Renal cyst cause hight chromogranin and high vip levels? Also hypoK and dehydration.

Can Renal cyst cause hight chromogranin and high vip levels? Also hypoK and dehydration.

No and maybe: Hi. Neither renal cysts nor tumors cause high chromogranin A nor high VIP. If the cyst is not a cyst, but a tumor, it could cause hypokalemia. Dehydration would be more likely due to the high VIP (which IS related to high chromogranin A), and the secretory diarrhea it causes. Renal cyst is probably a red herring. ...Read more

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What does it mean when glucose levels fluctuate from 65 to as high as 146 in 18 hrs, accompanied by fatigue and up to 6 meals per day, and dehydration?

What does it mean when glucose levels fluctuate from 65 to as high as 146 in 18 hrs, accompanied by fatigue and up to 6 meals per day, and dehydration?

Varying glucose: See a doctor to find out if you have diabetes by having your hemoglobin a1c checked. You should do this as quickly as possible. You also need to have a complete chemistry panel and a CBC to see if you are not anemic or have low levels of potassium in your blood. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can dehydration cause elevated protein levels in blood work?

Can dehydration cause elevated protein levels in blood work?

By definition: The blood components are by definition a group of cells and proteins suspended in water with minerals. Any reduction in the water component would elevate the relative amount of the other components. Clinicians will look at this in context. It takes a lot of dehydration to elevate any other component significantly & dehydration to that point is quite obvious. It low levels it is insignificant. ...Read more

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Can dehydration cause globulin and protein levels to be elevated on a blood work test?

Can dehydration cause globulin and protein levels to be elevated on a blood work test?

Yes: Yes.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
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What are causes of elevated haemoglobin level and haematocrit in 6 yr old other than Polycythemia vera? I read dehydration is this true?

What are causes of elevated haemoglobin level and haematocrit in 6 yr old other than Polycythemia vera? I read dehydration is this true?

Elevated?: "Elevated" means different things to different people. Lab tests come back with a result value, that can be compared to a "reference range." The "reference range" is not a "normal range" even though people use the terms alike. The reference range means 95% of the healthy people of that age group get results inside that range; and 5% of normal, healthy people get their results outside that range. ...Read more

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I went 2 days 1/2 without water cause my doc appt was at 11. Had blood work done & protein and globulin levels were elevated. Is dehydration the cause?

I went 2 days 1/2 without water cause my doc appt was at 11. Had blood work done & protein and globulin levels were elevated. Is dehydration the cause?

Maybe/not: You ingest water value in the foods you eat or any fluid you drink. If you were making pee every 8 hours in the day before and of the tests were run, the effect of any water deprivation would be minimal. If you didn't pee during the 12 hrs prior to testing you might be dry enough to have a minimal elevation in some blood tests. ...Read more

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What is the cause of a low GFR and high anion level?

What is the cause of a low GFR and high anion level?

Renal Insufficiency,: There are several reasons for these values, but the predominant theme of just about all of them is renal insufficiency or failure. Gfr or glomerular filtration rate is lowered, as in toxicity, acute and chronic glomerulonephritis, pyelonephritis, diabetes, dehydration, esrd (end stage renal disease), and atherosclerosis. Many of these, like diabetes & toxicities also cause high anion gap. ...Read more

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Please explain what a high level of GFR is in a blood test.?

Please explain what a high level of GFR is in a blood test.?

Ignore it: The "gfr" given on lab sheets these days is a subscientific estimate of the rate at which water passes from blood into the the filtrate that will become urine. For a healthy person, the "gfr estimate" is not helpful. It ignores variability in body musculature, how much protein you have eaten recently, and other factors. ...Read more

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Help please! Could being dehydrated give an elevated creatnine level?

Help please! Could being dehydrated give an elevated creatnine level?

Yes.: Dehydration is probably the most common cause of temporary creatinine elevation although medications is probably a close second. Retest after hydration. ...Read more

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Lower back hurts, high gfr and creatinine levels and low platelet count. What could this mean?

Lower back hurts, high gfr and creatinine levels and low platelet count. What could this mean?

Seek a doctor: Sounds renal although could be bone. Need more history and physical to help. I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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My daughter had blood work done. I am scared out of my mind. High level in gfr, phosphatase alk, and bun/crea and low levels in cr-s and wbc. Please?

My daughter had blood work done. I am scared out of my mind. High level in gfr, phosphatase alk, and bun/crea and low levels in cr-s and wbc. Please?

Prob normal: The higher GFR the better, that means the kidneys filter very well. Alk phos is supposed to be high in a growing child whose bones are changing. Low bun/crea is a good healthy thing as well. Low WBC is usually fine, not sure what cr-s is... ...Read more

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Which diet I take in high triglyceride level 244, low density lipoprotein 90, sgpt 117 and HDL 42, glomerular filtration rate 60plz help me?

Which diet I take in high triglyceride level 244, low density lipoprotein 90, sgpt 117 and HDL 42, glomerular filtration rate 60plz help me?

High triglycerides: Are related to sugar in the diet. Triglycerides should be approximately half the cholesterol. Sugar is also capable of turning on inflammatory markers and threaten inflammatory disease. ...Read more

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Can dehydration make your creatinine high?

Can dehydration make your creatinine high?

Co-tango usually: The BUN is usually 10 times the creatinine. When the creatinine goes up, the BUN goes up similarly to roughly keep this proportion, in most kidney disease states.

The notable exception is when the creatinine goes up say by 20% to 1.2, but the BUN goes up *5 to 50. This strongly suggests a pre-renal state, commonly dehydration.

Mild elevations of BUN with normal creatinines aren't of concern. ...Read more

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Does severe recurring imbatagio have anything to do with a high grade temp and or dehydration?

Impetigo: Your impetigo may have developed severe infection which causes high fever and in turn dehydration see your doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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Is dehydration linked to kidney high creatinine?

It can be.: Any situation that causes excessive loss of body fluids (vomiting, diarrhea, severe bleeding, fevers, heat exposure, certain medications, etc) can lead to reduction in the body's entire blood volume. When this happens, part of your body's natural response is to reduce blood flow to some of its organs including kidneys. This can lead to kidney injury which can be detected by a high creatinine. ...Read more